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My children love little felt animals and they love to carry them everywhere. The moment always arrives when we lose one of them. Along
with all of the felt animals we create, we started making little carrying pouches for them. This little purse lends itself wonderfully for this or
for carrying any child’s precious item(s).

What you’ll need:
•        Thick Dark Brown Felt
•        Thick Dark Green Felt
•        Golden Embroidery Thread
•        Golden Yarn
•        Needle
•        Pins
•        Scissors
Acorn Pattern

Take the acorn pattern and cut it in half following the scalloped edge.
Cut the top part of the acorn out of forest green felt. Cut two pieces.

Cut the bottom part of the acorn out of dark brown felt. Cut two pieces.

Pin together the tops and bottoms, and sew into place with the golden embroidery thread. I used two-ply of the thread at a time. Sew
using a whip stitch or a blanket stitch.

Take the yellow golden yarn, cut 9 pieces of yarn measuring 24 inches or more. The length depends on the size of your child.

Knot one end of the yarn. Divide the yarn into sections of three, braid the length of the yarn into a rope.

On the acorn piece which will be the back side, sew one end of the yarn braid to the left side of the acorn and the other end of the yarn
braid to the right side of the acorn.

Add the front or top section of the acorn, pin into place and sew using either a whip stitch or a blanket stitch.
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travelling tribe, jumping into books most days of the year. Bringing books to life has been a great instrument in
helping her children and other’s love reading. “There are so many books to live in and not enough hours in a day.”  
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